The Hyundai ix35, also marketed as the Hyundai JM in Japan and the Hyundai Tucson in other parts of the world, is a small 4×4. It is named the Tucson after the city in Arizona. The model has been in production since 2004, with its first generation sharing a platform with the Kia Sportage. The car was updated minimally each year between 2006 and 2009, and received a 5 star safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The ix35 was available with three engines – a 2.0-litre or 2.7-litre petrol, or a 2.0-litre diesel – and either a 4-speed automatic transmission or a 5-speed or 6-speed manual. The second and current generation of the Hyundai ix35 went on sale in 2009 after being unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier that year. As well as boasting an updated engine range and a 6-speed automatic transmission option, the exterior of the Hyundai ix35 was much more sleek and stylish. In terms of fuel economy, the ix35 delivers a combined MPG of up to 50. As a new model it is priced between £16,995 and £26,995. However, you can pay significantly less for a Hyundai ix35 if you are prepared to look at the used market – you can find listings at CarVillage.co.uk, CarDealerLocator.co.uk and BuyYourCar.co.uk.
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